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I have ulcerative colitis, can I take two senokot max strengths as I have a field trip tomorrow and my uc is very unpredictable?

I have ulcerative colitis, can I take two senokot max strengths as I have a field trip tomorrow and my uc is very unpredictable?

WHY: SENOKOT....its a vegetable LAXATIVE and a colon irritant (that's how IT WORKS!

Doesn't make sense to me. I would think you would "welcome" a day WITHOUT bowel movements!

Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more


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Uc. Ulcerative colitis. Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine).?

Uc. Ulcerative colitis. Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine).?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC: Thanks for asking--its always a good idea when you have a systemic disease to check with doctor before taking a new drug. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine. Per pdr, referrable to the GI tract, when taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 5% get dry mouth, 5.6% get abdominal pain, 2-3% get diarrhea, 2-3% get nausea &/or vomiting, less than 2% get constipation, flatulence, rectal hemorrhage, % mouth ulcers. Sounds safe enough w/uc. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis, please advise the medicine to remedy?

See your doctor: Ulcerative colitis is a serious disease that is treated with many different medicines depending on how severe it is. Mesalamine is one such drug, but there are many including steroids and biologicals as well. This is best decided by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of the discomfort feeling. When suffering from ulcerative colitis?

Can you tell me how to get rid of the discomfort feeling. When suffering from ulcerative colitis?

Medications: The best way to minimize the discomfort from UC (pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bleeding) is to take UC medications that decrease the inflammation in your colon. Some medications are delivered by mouth, others by enema, and others by IV or injection. The types of medications that are appropriate for you should be discussed with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 year, he taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 year, he taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Ulcerative colitis: Usually the initial treatment is aminosalicylates such ad meselamine. Steroids briefly for flareups. Immunomodulators for more severe cases. There is treatment but no cure. Have him go to a gastroenterologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years, he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years, he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

See gastroenterology: Hello, ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition which is generally treatable. It sounds like your husband needs to see a gastroenterologist who has experience in treating this condition. There are oral, topical, and I.V. Medications which may be useful in treating this illness. Don't despair, there is treatment which can help your husband. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis from 4 years and iam on salofalk. But there is flareup very frequent and I have to start prednisolon. Plz help?

I am suffering from ulcerative colitis from 4 years and iam on salofalk. But there is flareup very frequent and I have to start prednisolon. Plz help?

Simple Carb. Diet: You can almost cure your ulcerative colitis by following "simple carb. Diet" you can google it or look at drhoffman. Com.
There is a book by elaine gotschell.
Prednisone is band aid treatment. ...Read more

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My husband is currently suffering from ulcerative colitis and has a serious flare up where he is so inflamed that he is unable to pass any stool?

My husband is currently suffering from ulcerative colitis and has a serious flare up where he is so inflamed that he is unable to pass any stool?

If he is unable to: Pass stool, he could be suffering from toxic megacolon, especially if he is on steroids. Get in touch with GI specialist immediately, or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I take mesalazine for ulcerative colitis?

How can I take mesalazine for ulcerative colitis?

Oral or rectal: You can take them as pills, which would deliver medication to the entire colon. Or you can take an enema preparation, which would deliver the medication to the left side of the colon. This would only be useful for treating disease limited to the left side of the bowel. ...Read more

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How long does azapress take to work for ulcerative colitis? I've taken 50mg for a month n 75 for anoda month. On my 3rd month nw still on 75mg.

Can wait a bit: Azapress is known as azathioprine - it is an immunosuppressive drug that is used in many conditions including uc. This agent has a delayed onset of action and at 6 months of therapy was shown to have approximately a 75% remission rate in uc. In many cases, patients given aza have failed steroids or are steroid dependent. It is more appropriate for maintenance of remission rather than treatment. ...Read more

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Many people in my support forum insist they are suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. I know it's possible, but how likely is it?

Very possible: When people are posting on specialize forums for specific diseases, they are looking for answers. So often they find comfort in knowing that there is a community of people who have the same conditions, and are who are suffering likewise. So that they can support each other, share treatment plans that has worked, share treatment plants that haven't worked, and keep informed of the latest treatments. ...Read more

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I take 4.8 g of lialda for my ulcerative colitis. There is a possibility I took one extra 1.2 g pill today. Is this something to be concerned about?

Unlikely: As one extra pill is not likely to lead to any concerning symptoms. This isnt' anywhere near toxicity levels. But if it's something you are concerned about, always feel comfortable review this with your gastroenterologist. Best of luck ...Read more

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Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can I take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?

I'd avoid it myself: Ask a doctor or pharmacist for alternative suggestions. It is not recommended: http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/features/tip-sheet-ulcers-pain-relievers
tolerating cold symptoms can be a challenge, but you might discover things that will work without making your condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor (s) advise. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with ulcerative colitis?

Wouldn't suggest it.: Ibuprofen can irritate your stomach and cause ulcers. While ulcerative colitis does not affect your stomach, it can irritate you ulcerative colitis and make your diarrhea worse. ...Read more

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I'm not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): And other oral antihistamines have not been reported to be an issue in persons with ulcerative colitis generally and should be well-tolerated. You may also switch to a topical nasal steroid if you do not want to take an oral medication. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis. Is it okay to take vitamin d supplement?

I have ulcerative colitis. Is it okay to take vitamin d supplement?

ESSENTIAL: One of the causes of ulcerative colitis is vit d deficiency. Since it is poorly absorbed you need big doses and do get out in the sun with good skin exposure and no sunscreen. Do not get sunburned. Also stop taking milk and milk products. ...Read more

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How long would it take for someone to develop Ulcerative Colitis if they've never had it before?

Onset: Can occur over several weeks, or all of a sudden resulting in hospitalization with bloody diarrhea. It varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Can you give me detail information of diseas (ulcerative colitis). Suffering since 5years., what to do?

Depends on history: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon, in which the lining becomes inflamed as the result of an abnormal response by your body's immune system producing ulcers, bleeding and scars. Treatment often includes 5-aminosalicylates, steroids, azathioprine, and other immunosuppressants, escalating to biologic agents targeting tnf. In refractory cases, colon removal may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

About 30%: Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A surgeon should always be part of the therapy team for a patient with uc who does not respond to the usual treat ment plan. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for ulcerative colitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis comes with different severity. If your family doctor is comfortable with your progress and you are minimally affected, that can work out. But if you have daily symptoms and need for going to the bathroom, or lots of blood in your stool, or you feel sick all the time, you may need a referral to a GI specialist with special training in treatment of uc. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis positive quantiferon gold (ltbi) can I take steroid?

Probably not yet: You really need to discuss this with your gi. If it was me, I would start treatment for tuberculosis first and use a uc medication that does not suppress the immune system for a month. Only then would I consider Prednisone or anything that suppresses the immune system. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take albumin and calcium supplements during an ulcerative colitis flare?

Is it okay to take albumin and calcium supplements during an ulcerative colitis flare?

Yes: Calcium supplements often thicken the stool, so may be beneficial during a flare. Not sure that albumen will even make it through the GI tract to the colon, so probably not helpful, but not harmful either. Backing down to a low residue diet, with low fats also may help decrease movements and irritation. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea? How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping,
bloated feeling, gas (flatulence),
diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain. As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more

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I lost all hair on scalp & body, doctors claim that this happened due to medications for ulcerative colitis. How long will it take them to grow back?

When u stop the med: Likely you are taking a medication called azathioprine, which is used in some cases as an immunosuppressant. One of the side effects is hair loss, or alopecia. If this is the case, you may ask your GI doctor to try to reduce the dose or find another drug. Once this happens, you should see hair growth in a few months. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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